24-04 HitFM Youth Award Winners Announced for 2020

HitFM Youth Award Winners Announced for 2020

24-04 HitFM Youth Award Winners Announced for 2020 The winners of the 2020 HitFM Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Awards have been announced, with four outstanding local young people recognised for their hard work, advocacy and commitment to the community of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said the Hit FM Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Awards represented the City’s achievements in actioning the Youth Strategic Action Plan 2018-21, through supporting and growing the capability of our local youth. 

“We are very pleased with the outstanding nominations that have been received across the four categories this year, which recognise the variety of ways young people contribute to Kalgoorlie-Boulder,” he said.

“Each nomination was judged on factors such as the nominee’s leadership in the community, excellence in their field of work or study, significant contributions to their community or culture, and other noteworthy achievements or contributions.

“Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s HitFM Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Awards, and thank you to all the nominees. All of the applications we received were outstanding, there are so many young people doing amazing things and contributing positively to our community.”

YOUNG ACHIEVER
Alexis McDonald
For the creation of an innovative mobile App; an interactive online platform aimed to support her female community.  

YOUNG COMMUNITY CHAMPION
Paige Chinnery 
For the effort and time she contributes to volunteering at various local community events, and the development of her own local organization that supports and encourages children with learning difficulties to reach their goals. 

YOUNG CULTURAL LEADER
Taysharn Mongoo
For the valuable Aboriginal youth programs she offers through her work for Headspace Kalgoorlie, breaking down the barriers young people face when seeking help. 

YOUNG TRADESPERSON/APPRENTICE
Thomas Callaghan
For the outstanding effort he puts towards his study; Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade and his work in the same field. 

The winners of each category will receive a $500 cash prize, and all their accomplishments have been showcased this week for the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s WA Youth Week.